Recession Has Little Effect on Entry Level Jobs
After exhibiting two consecutive quarters of negative Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, South Africa’s economy has slipped into a technical recession, foreshadowing an array of economic downturns, including a decrease in employment rates. But despite this, certain industries have exhibited robustness in maintaining and growing the number of people... Read more
Paving the way for YES initiative’s success
President Cyril Ramaphosa says government departments have been putting together administrative and regulatory mechanisms to ensure the Youth Employment Service (YES) initiative works. The President said this when he fielded oral questions in the National Council of Provinces on Tuesday. The initiative, launched in March this year, was established... Read more
Unravel the myths
A case study published by Harvard Business School argues that there are quite a number of things people get wrong about men and women in the work place. The case study looks at the popular myths that have been said about men and women in the past years. Some... Read more
Loeriesfontein learners get support to make better career and life choices
A unique Career Day offered at Loeriesfontein High School, provided learners with information and tools, expertly designed to help assess individual personalities, preferences and talents, as well as the skill needed for the challenges and opportunities of the 21st Century economy. “With tertiary drop-out rates at almost 40% in... Read more
Jobs added in first quarter
In the first quarter of 2018 the total number of jobs increased by 56 000 from the previous quarter, bringing the total number of persons employed in the formal non-agricultural sector to 9 838 000. According to the figures from the Quarterly Employment Statistics (QES) Survey, the formal sector jobs rose year-on-year... Read more
CWP being up-scaled for bigger impact
Deputy President David Mabuza says government is working towards reconfiguring the Community Works Programme (CWP) to ensure that it has a bigger impact on reducing poverty. “For as long as our economy is not generating sufficient number of jobs to absorb the majority of the poor and unemployed, government... Read more
Coega selected from 3 500 SEZs around the world as a template of success
The Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ), located in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality, has been selected as one of seven examples of success out of thousands of SEZs around the world, in a World Bank-financed research study into what makes economic zones successful. By current estimates, there are approximately... Read more
Volvo invests R25 m to YES initiative
Responding to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s “Thuma Mina” initiative, the Volvo Group Southern Africa is introducing a Youth Employment Initiative. The global Swedish automobile giant hopes that the initiative, unveiled on Saturday in its assembly plant in Durban, will help address South Africa’s high unemployment rate among the youth. Since 2015,... Read more
Nearly 150 000 vacant positions in public sector
The Public Service Commission (PSC) says in the last quarter of 2017, a total of 148 775 posts were vacant in the public sector. In the same reporting period, there were 1 305 458 posts in the public sector and 1 156 683 were filled. Releasing the PSC’s report... Read more
President Ramaphosa to launch Youth Employment Service
President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to meet the first 100 young people to participate in the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme which he will launch on Tuesday. “The YES initiative aims to see more than one million young South Africans being offered paid work experience over the next three... Read more